Friday, May 20, 2011
Pennsylvania is located by a lot of states. The capital is Harrisburg and the largest city is Philadelphia. It was the 2nd state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on December 12th 1787. It is the 33rd largest state. Some of its major industries include steel, farming, mining, and cars. Rich in historic lore, Pennsylvania territory was disputed in the early 1600s among the Dutch, the Swedes, and the English. I would love to play volleyball at Penn State. They have the best volleyball team around and probably always will.
New Mexico was the 47th state to become part of the United States. It was admitted on January 6th 1912. Its state capital is Santa Fe but its largest city Albuqurque. New Mexico is located between Texas and Arizona on the south part of the United States. Some of its major industries are mining, oil, natural gas, and tourism. Most people think that New Mexico is not part of the United States but it is. Francisco, a Spanish explorer searching for gold, traveled the region that became New Mexico in 1540–1542.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Nevada is located on the Western part of the United States. It lies to the right of California. Nevada's capital is Carson City and the biggest city we all know is Las Vegas. Las Vegas is the city where everybody wants to go to gamble. The city of Las Vegas celebrated its 100th birthday on May 15, 2005. The event celebrated the May 15, 1905 land auction when 110 acres of land in downtown Las Vegas were auctioned off. Nevada was the 36th state to become part of the United States. It become a state on Ocotber 31, 1864. Nevada has three major industries, they are tourism, mining, and hydro-electrical power. The driest state in the nation, with an average annual rainfall of only about 7 in., much of Nevada is uninhabited, sagebrush-covered desert. The wettest part of the state receives about 40 in. of precipitation per year, while the driest spot has less than 4 in. per year. Nevada in Spanish means "snowcapped".